That New Office Feeling

Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

It was a snowy winter day, and I was hard at work sewing. Than it happened: the thought that started it all. All of the sudden, and I mean that, I decided that I was changing careers. I decided that real estate was it. I knew it, right then, at a moment’s notice, that my life was about to change.

Let me take you back to twenty years ago, 2001, when I started Law School. It was my institution of choice, my career of choice, and I was determined. But as fate would have it, on my fourth year of Law (it is a five year program in Brazil), I decided to switch directions for a little while, and enrolled in a work and travel exchange program. I lived for one year in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, USA, where I made friends, fell in love with the Great Lakes, and with a handsome local. Truth is, if you know Door County, and I hope you do, then you know that you can’t help but to fall in love with the Peninsula. The way it feels, the way you breath when you are here. Rumor has it that when you are on or above the 45th parallel… magic happens.

My change of direction for a little while, became a life change – a move across the world. I did go back to Brazil to see family and friends, and to complete my law degree. Soon after I started researching and planning my move, and six months after graduating I started studying Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. I did not finish the course, and after my first semester, I moved to Door County, and never looked back.

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The Tiger Within

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
(Brené Brown)

 

Everyone says
Do not feed the tiger
The Tiger within
Everyone says
Run away from anger
It will destroy you
Everyone says
Run away from sadness
It will envelop you
But I don’t want to
I want to envelop myself
In all my feelings
I want to destroy myself
In all my rage
And then be born anew
I want to scream and cry
And then feel the release
Because I know
The Tiger Within
May bring me pain
But the same Tiger
Will bring me strength
Will set me free
My roaring is Life
Awakening
Complete

 

So let’s roar…

Love who you are… and stay high with life.